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“The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects “shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed” by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined,” reports ZDNet’s Declan McCullagh.
The 197-page bill (PDF) is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
reply to post by jessieg
Yes, people CAN find other ways of spreading information if need be, but we do Need the internet. The internet is vital in today's world. It's not the same world as yesteryear thanks to the internet. The Net gives us sources of information not available any other way. It helps us spread that same information faster and better than we did before. Much business is conducted over the Net.
This is just another Government tactic to stop the flow of free thought and spreading of information. If they for example cannot stop Wikileaks, they simply shut down the internet providers.
I say we need global satellite internet companies. ( or something similar) A form of internet our local USA government cannot stop regulate or control.
Originally posted by OuttaTime
Originally posted by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
Jay Rockefeller: Internet should have never existed
Yeah, he's quite the piece of garbage, but then again, what do you expect from a Rockefeller?